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James Paxton placed on disabled list with left lat strain

Apr 9, 2014, 8:30 PM EST

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Mariners left-handed starter James Paxton owns a ridiculous 1.75 ERA and 0.83 WHIP through his first 36 innings at the major league level. But it’s going to be a while before he gets to add to that stat line.

According to MLB.com’s Greg Johns, the Mariners officially placed Paxton on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday because of a strained left latissimus dorsi muscle that he suffered in the sixth inning of his outing Tuesday night against the Angels. Lucas Luetge was promoted from Triple-A Tacoma in a corresponding move to provide some bullpen depth.

Chris Young will take Paxton’s rotation spot this Sunday against the A’s.

Lat strains usually require 3-4 weeks of recovery time.

  1. proudlycanadian - Apr 9, 2014 at 8:33 PM

    Tough luck for the young Canuck.

  2. disgracedfury - Apr 9, 2014 at 10:21 PM

    The Mariners,Mets and Rays can be very good….if there pitching prospects can stay healthy.

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